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county... 3 baltimore city... baltimore county... howard county... for &plinks to a complete list in your county.. go to our website .. fox baltimore dot com slash morning. 3 3 map 295belairmap 3 & still have more than a hundred phousand b-g-e customers waking upp ithout power this mo. morning.here's a look at the latest numbers.accordinn to &pb-g-e's website... total... anne arundel county...baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... howard county... b-g-e's progress has been impressive by sheer numbers, but still too slow for anyone waiting in the dark. joel . smith is llve in glen burnie... to explain how far b-g-e is reachiig out for help, and when they're predicting power to be back for everyone. good morning joel d. ((ad lib)))utility crews have comeefrom as far away as florida... texas... and quebec, canada... to lend hand with all these lines. and aim to have everyone hooked p pgain by friday.why does it take so long... it's simppe... this s mannal labor, around potentiilly deadly power lines. lines. live powerrliies... wee ffund thhs llne on fire
. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a baltimore city firefighter accused of running an online prostitution ring. this isn't his first time facing these types of charges. mike schuh has the latest on this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a year and a half ago when that city firefighter faced similar charges and at that time he was given probation. >> inside this warehouse in west baltimore police say 29-year-old jamar simmons and 33-year-old franklin coit were running an online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous one going on in here. >> it turns out simmons is a baltimore city fireman. he was arrested monday. >> we found handgun, ammo, marijuana and various ljers and documents -- ledgers and documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> simmons had a similar run in with the law back in 2010. court records show baltimore city police arrested him for human trafficking and prostitution but most of the charges were dropped, he ended up with a year of
were the two no votes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a baltimore city firefighter is arrested during an fbi raid. 29 jamar simmons and 33-year-old frankling coit ran the operation inside a warehouse in west baltimore. simmons is a retired baltimore city -- excuse me, a baltimore city firefighter with 12 years on the force. they are both facing gun and prostitution charges. >>> the city police department is making head lines after baltimore's police union calls for an over hall of the department. it calls the crime management strategy out dated and it's proposing changes. it says it will boost officer moral and reduce crime. among the union proposals is a recommendation that more officers be directed onto patrol units which respond to 911 calls. the mayor says the suggestions will be reviewed. >>> a retired principal is found murdered in florida. two people are charged with his death. ron matsz is in the news room -- matz is in the news room with more. >> reporter: 76-year-old william norman was the first principal of chesapeake high school and spent three decades in the school system
supply. home sales are trending up according to real estate data across the state. baltimore city is saying the biggest gains in value. prices have increased more than 46%. quex in as good news for all of us whether we own a home or not. it is good news for our jobs and good news for our economy. >> the governor's housing secretary and a city commissioner credited statewide initiatives. they did it in front of the east baltimore home of brandyon lurie. >> things are headed in the right direction. >> the new state initiatives including 1% interest. the targeted areas initiative offers a 2.8% cite rate. -- 2.8% rate. >> taking actions we know will work to protect and promote home ownership. >> the upward trend also boils down to more demand for houses and less supply. as homeowners poorhouses of the market to rent them. >> we're seeing a pullback and the supply of housing that forces people who would like to buy a house to be not so much a buyer's market for -- but perhaps a seller's market. >> the state received more economic it is this afternoon. all three bond rating agencies hav
of the hoose and cooling off.at the end of the roland park parade, baltimore city firefighters pn five days.tte annual power meaning this year.special lisa ddvis: 1.29.43 "it's like camping in your own house. (laughter) i'm hoping it comes on soon."clive williims: 1.20.26 "not ideal, ut ttere &pyou go. there are a lot worst things in life." life."firefighters hut off pheevalves at 11:30.some people in tte roland park rea are being told it could be before thhir power willlbe pestored. b-g-e crews are continuing tt working overtime... to restore powerrto thoosands of customees. ccnter havv been workinn b-g-e cclled ii a eam of 38-. hundred people... including states.each are assigned to various sttrm roles.... many of them working 12 hours shifts. herees a look at the latestt power outage numbers at this hour:aacording to b-g-e'' website....total...anne city... bbltimore county... carroll county... howard coonty.... todaa marks the one year anniversary of the ddy casey anthony was acquitted in thh death of her daughter. daughter.aa to the charge f the jury find the defendant guiltylast
our area.in baltimore city... four school programs have been relocated. in baltimore county... eight schools are closed today. today.foo a list of affected schools.. go to foxbaltimooe dot com slash morning. 3 3 895 mmp 3 the dangerous temperatures are prompting state health officials to issueeheat advisories for all of maryland. maryland.megan gilliland is heee with ore on what you need to know to stay saae in good morning guys,we're talking about nother triple digit day... at this point... it's not just hot....it's dangerous out there. there.here ii the city... officials have extendee the code red heat alert through sunday... that meens 21- cooling centers will remain open through that time... inside you an cool down in the air conndtioninggand grab some free water. 2:08 i've been coming here cause i am a diabetic i have 3 high blood pressure and as you can see i have a water 20 22if you're not staying hydrated in this kiid of weather... heat exhaustton or heat stroke can result... potentially leading to brain &pdamageeorreven death.here aae out for... heavv sweating, muscle cr
scale prostitution bust involving a baltimore city firefighter. >>> we have free parking. >> tonight we reveal load of free byes to get your road trip on a budget. abc 2 news aat 11:00 starts right now. >> we will take aa look over at the key bridge. a few rain clouds popping up early in the day, even had showers in the area this evening. so the big question is it still raining? meteorologist way cat joins us now with a look at what's going on. i see a little spotty action on the radar behind you. >> spotty showers beginning to fizzle out but it was rain that's welcome. we are still several inches behind where we should be rain fall wise. so showers diminishing now, yes but we had descent ones early. clouds holding tough. the main weather continues to be if states to the south, carolina down through georgia, tons of rain and thunderstorm action tonight here. pretty quiet with temperatures around 80 still. so it is a warm, humid evening. into the 80s some spots could hit 90. you want to know the temperature hour by hour right where you live you can find it, down load the weather an ask f
to decide if baltimore city fire chief, james claak deserves a raise... as the city is struggling financiaaly.megan gilliland is here with more on the fire sttrm it's creating. p3&good morning guys,this week reported that two baltimore closing... because of budget cuts.fire fighters aren't seeing any raise at all. but now, mayoo stephanie rawlingssblake is offering chief clack a wo percent raisee.. and plans to extend his contract... ttrough 20-18. &p161-thousand a year. while... more for the success he's had on the job.some local fire fighters say the timinn is just wrong. (hoffman) "if we're all asked to take a hit and we have been, we just closed two falling at truck 10 in raise is way too much."rcent - much."in a staaement....chief clack says he's very honored chief... and is happy that the mayor has asked him to continue serving. coming up next haaf hour... what the fire fighters union is hoping he'll ask for... if he accepts the raise.i'm meean gilliland, fox45 morning news. baltimore's grand prix race is just 8 weeks away... but already... the new organizers of thh race s
ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep creek.
. baltimore city place will staff police officers at all city movie theaters whether showing the dark night rises or not, this is not to alarm anyone or a response to any kind of real >> i think an attack at a movie theater hits home for individuals, i know other cities like new york have taken similar actions. we want to make sure people have an enjoyable time. the police are there. we are doing what they pay us to do. >> bay the time the matinee showing of the movie today, movie goers are aware of what happened in colorado. coming up we will speak with some of them and get their reactions as they walked in to our local theaters. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> the shooting forced the cancellation of the premier of the movie. crews spent the day taking down the red carpet display for the premier. workers were spotted along the front of theater. the studio released a statement this afternoon saying warner brothers and the film makers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking inaccident. we extend sympathys to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time. >>> president
in baltimore county. five of them have been in baltimore city. many of the victims have had underlying heart problems. and it certainly underscores how dangerous this heat can be. >> reporter: the death toll keeps rising across maryland, during one of the longest stretches of temperatures above 95 degrees in state history. and those who have to work outside are doing their best to stay hydrated and safe. >> it can get pretty hectic. have to drink a lot of fluids. have to keep you balanced. >> it's very, very bad. but we work because i need money. i need to pay the bills. i need --ue know. -- you know. we need work. >> reporter: most of the deaths have been in baltimore city, men, over 65, with heart problems. but no one is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter
, baltimore city firefighters offered refuge to kids and parents who haven't had power in five days.the annual tradition took on special &pmeaning this year. lisa davis: 1.29.43 "it's like caaping in your own house. (laughter) i'm hoping it comes on soon."clive williams: 1.20.26 "not ideal, but there you go. there are a lot worst things in liie." firefighters shut off the valves att11:300ssme people in of four days before their power will be restored. as we mentioned... thousands almost a week after the storm. hhre's a look at the latest num. numbers.accorddng to b-g-e's website... total...anne prundel county...baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... howard county... b-g-e crews are working powee to ttousands of customers.crews at the command center ave been working round the clock since friday.b-g-e hass alled in a team of 38- hundred people.. including reiiforcments from otherr parious storm roles.... many of them working 12 hours shifts. "iq: you think about it, they literally hit the rack.... oq: to have those types of hours." hourr."b-g-e expects to work throughoot the w
... a majority of the outages are in baltimore city. city.here's a look at the latest numbers... total- anne arundel-baltimore city- baltimore county- the damaging weather comes as more than 300 thousand people are preparing to attend artscape in the city. city. joel d. smith is live on the charles street bridge to see how the exhibits and tents survived the storm. good morning joel d. america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting america's largest free america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape artists, 3 stages... 17 generators350k one hour earlier... 3 coming up... the number of whooping cough cases is expected to hit a record high this year. we'll tell you why... and the group of people who are most at risk. and we're continuing to follow breaking news out of colorado... where a shooting at a midnight showing of the new batman movie... leaves at least 14 people dead.the latest we're learni
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
he leads police on a pursuit from baltimore city into anne arundel county. police tried to stop 26-year-old darryl watson jr. for a seat belt violation on druid hill avenue yesterday evening. but he took off, leading police on a pursuit to the edge of baltimore city, where they called off the chase. sky team followed the car on to route 100. the car andilted on to telegraph road and centers crossed the center line and slammed into another car. officers with canine caught him in a vacant house half a mile away. >> very scary, because had i left work when i was supposed to, i could have been a part of that accident, which, thank god, i stayed at work a little late. >> police say watson was not the owner of the vehicle he was driving and was in violation of a parole warrant no. one was injured during the chase. >> we knew storms were coming last night, but the rain was awfully heavy. currently more than 7,000 customers are still without power this morning, but that's down from nearly 30,000 since the storm first hit. take a look at some of the flooding in the fells point area last nig
, the baltimore grand prix is slated to racee through city streets..... it not only shuts down business....it shuts off sales.... organizers of last years race lost millions of dollars....and left many bills un-paid. this year....theee's a new set of invessorssand nascar's michael it. (mayor) "i don't e - thinkkanybody can bb frustrated about andretti motor sports being eight weeks to go, the new organizers are already predicting this race will lose money. but with a five turn a profit next year. t (17736:44) "you're not going pt gee it right the first time out." (17:54:18) "i think in order tooestablish certain reddntials as a city,, you haae to do it a few times even if you loseemoney." (18:20:50) "hh's awfully luckyyhe can lose money this yearr ttey don't care about last year and have never recouped from laat year.. in federal hill, they've gained a race....and lostta business. ( 3 organizers aren't saying how many tickets arr sold ffr ttis planning to unleash a marketing campaign next weekk...and insist ticket &psales are on target with
prostitution ring with a baltimore city firefighter at the center of their investigation. two men have now been taken into custody, 29-year-old ja mar simmons who has been with the baltimore city fire department for more than a decade. also in custody 34-year-old franklin koit. earlier this week police raided a house on pulaski street in west baltimore. inside they say they found ledgers, documents and computer equipment detailing a large- scale operation along with condoms and other sexual toys. >> just a lot of fine women going up in there and, you know, i didn't know what was going on. >>> the firefighter, ja mar simmons who you see there on your left has a previous sex trafficking charge dating back to 2010. in that case he received probation before judgment and that allowed him to keep his job with the department. if he had pleaded guilty or been convicted, obviously he would have lost his job. now he's being suspended without pay. >>> two teens have confess today killing a former teacher and principal from chesapeake high school in anne arundel county. police responded to reports of a bo
... from... new york city... to... the... baltimore - washington area.../ when... the... a/c... seemed... to... stop working.../. crime... crime... and justice... reporter... joy lepola explains.../first on fox.../ as... temperatures... rose.../ so... did temper. tempers. ((pkg)) it all started after midnight on this bus headed from new york. nat pop some passengers recorded the ordeal on their cell phone. the trouble began... after a passenger asked if the air conditioning was broken.15:20 i was getting hot and sweaty other customers were taking there and fanning themselves after the driver was approached.... tempers flared. (corrina) 17:52 she was going down 95 and she was like ruur and it's a double decker. ford who underwent spinal surgery was jolted along with everyone else.(corrina) 17:37 i'm just sitting there going wow this is really crazy this is my first trip to manhattan never drove a bus there i always drove myself for reason's like this. it was the beginning of a long trip home. after getting back on 95.... the bus pulled over again
. >>> stunning allegations against the baltimore city firefighter. police say 29-year-old jamar simmons was running an online prostitution ring and illegal after-hours club. a second man is also charged in the case. simmons worked for the city fire department since 2000. wjz is gathering more information. we'll have a live report coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> sounds like a terror plot from a movie. using remote-controlled planes, packed with explosives to blow up buildings. now a plea deal in the case. andrea fujii is following the story from the newsroom. >> reporter: resjuan ferduss is expected to plead guilty to two charges in federal court. he was arrested in september after undercover agents, posing as al qaeda members, gave him 24 pounds of fake c4, a powerful explosive. prosecutors allege he was going to pack remote-controlled airplanes with the c-4 and bomb the pentagon and u.s. capital. under the plea agreement, fairduss will spend 17 years in prison. >> defense attorneys say fairduss has a history of mental illness. >>> crews are getting to work replacing an aging water main
of the deaths have been in baltimore city. five of them. and there have been about 60 heat-related emergency room visits every day throughout the state. >> reporter: even before the sun came up, it was a hot one. one of the longest stretches in maryland history, of temperatures above 95 degrees. for some, if you can't beat the heat, go full-bore into the sun. >> i'm not a big hot weather person. but you wouldn't be able to talk with me here dripping in sweat in the sun. >> it's irritating. >> reporter: for others it was time to hit the shade. the temperatures are rising. most of those who have died are men older than 65 who live in baltimore. >> people who have chronic illness, particularly heart problems, they do worse with the heat. and they do worse with every day of the heat. so you can see increasing problems and increasing deaths as the heat wave goes on. >> avoid alcohol. keep hydrated. and monitor yourself. monitor your body. but we can survive this well if we take the necessary precautions. >> i can't move any slower than what i'm already moving. [ laughter ] >> i find that i have n
tv. before hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city to the county is, now has complete coverage. >> . >> >> a former principal is murdered in florida. >>> was a perceptible in chesapeake pasadena. officials found him floating in a canal. one of the officials rented a house from norman. he says there was trouble between landlord and tenant. >> it was vacant, but then he said, i let these brands go in. and then he said, they are not paying them. >> he was principal at chesapeake until 1983 and the auditorium is named for him. >> a baltimore firefighter is arrested in an fbi raid accused of running a prostitution ring out of a local warehouse. it's not the first time his face such allegations. we have a shocking investigation from police headquarters. >> back in 2010 jamar simmons was arrested for human trafficking and prostitution. he pled not guilty and was given probation. >> inside this house is where police say jamar simmons and franklin coit we're running on online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous would be going on in here. >> even more surprising i
-year veteran of the baltimore city fire department. he is now suspended without pay, pending an internal investigation. vic? >> mary, thank you. simmons was a firefighter with truck 25 out of rowland park. >> controversy continues out of plans to give fire chief james clack a contract extension and a pay raise. comes at a time when fire companies are being closed. >> derek valcourt explains, a vote on the measure was taken today, as more opponents speak out. derek? >> well, the mayor says the fire chief has earned that pay raise. but firefighters and some city residents say the fire chief is benefiting from their loss. >> reporter: the permanent closure of three city fire companies because of three budget constraints already had firefighters angry. which is why the mayor's request had firefighters union leaders saying no way. >> this [ inaudible ] i don't think chief complak or his command staff should take the raise. >> reporter: but in a 3-2 vote, the city board of estimates agrees to extend the contract for six years. the deal grants clack more than $28,000 worth of pay in
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
. and in baltimore city, there's the sink hole we are dealing with on the east side. so east monument street is shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. it's expected to be finished. the repairs are expected to be finished sometime next week. so in the meantime, stick with or liens street as your alter -- orleans street as an alternate. >>> her face is bruised and stitched up and sprirt spirit ferocious. >> a 74-year-old woman attacked in her home but was not going to be a victim. >> linda so joins with us the brave story and the effort to find the woman who did this to her. >> reporter: the suspect is still out there. but the 74-year-old is back home from the hospital. she says she wasn't about to give into the rob here attacked her in her home before we show you the -- robber who attacked her in her home. be we show you we want to -- before we hoe you we want to warn you it's -- we show you we want to tell you this graphic. she live in the valley communityin cockeysville and said hello, to a woman and the woman turned around. that alarmed her and she went back to her house and walk
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
to feel close to 105 degrees in baltimore city. we're expecting a rise in the mid 90's. top off the humidity and it feels a few degrees higher. isolated thunderstorms are possible if this afternoon. we're mostly dry bank on tuesday with sunshine and high is up to 97. hot and humid weather continues through wednesday. temperatures drop tremendously this weekend. we could use the rain so we're hoping for that. >> if your kids are not quite thrilled with nature, some tips to keep them entertained this summer. bring a drug died so kids can see where they're going. pack a toy or a frisbee and bring plenty of water and energy snacks. bring light weight emerges to jackets for sudden down towards. sometimes it feels like you need a first-aid kit when you're going to the process of getting a new job. google yourself. managers, you want them to see positive posts. be knowledgeable of during potential interviews. it is that time of year we see more car ads on tv offering incredible deals. there's one that caught our eye. >> the chevy love it or return it guarantee. >> consumers can keep an
of increased competition. >> we believe we can take the money and put it in baltimore city, and divide it out, and the percentages were baltimore city would get its full expectation of money. >> the delegation will meet in a week to scrutinize the bill. the governor will decide if a special session should be called. >> 76 degrees. and we are a week away from the start of the olympic games but not everybody is ready for the competition. >> george zimmerman speaks out for the first time since shooting trayvon martin. what he had to say. >> here is a look at traffic. things moving smoothly. volumes are still light at this hour. we will get a closer a book when we c >> 81 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. that is our live shot. the sun will be coming up in 15 minutes. there will be some clouds in the sky and a chance for rain. you have to worry about a shower or thunderstorm. other than that no other concerns. waves about 1 foot. the next high tide is at 7:29. just about anyone with a chance for a shower, especially as we go toward the afternoon. much cooler today, relatively speaking. highs
under water. down trees and power lines were reported in baltimore city and county as well as parts of anne arundel county. baltimore city police were forced to block off a number of intersections due to this flooding. >>> since the recent storms that seem to keep pounding our region, a lot of people have been calling on pepco to bury the power lines. >> iew till is looking into the proposal but reporter matt jablow traveled to one city where burying power lines is already in place. >> reporter: in the days immediately after last month's derecho which knocked out power, most power co-workers in the area were as busy as they've ever been if not busier. was business as ua
in baltimore city that you want to watch out for. it's going to be rice on pulaski highway at crescent street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it's 6:30 right now. and much anticipated report into how penn state handled the jerry sandusky case is going to be released today. >> abc2 news linda so is here this morning with a preview of what we can learn in a few hours. >> reporter: yeah the report could reveal who knew what and when they knew it about the sandusky dais and if they did enough to stop it. an independent group led by former fbi director has been investigating penn state's role for the past seven months, they will be released this morning at 9:00. the report is expects to reveal if former football coach joe paterno and other top penn state officials tried to hide sex abuse allegations involving sandusky. the report is expected to be up to 200 pages long and focus on school officials and the role school culture may have played in allowing the abuse to continue for so long. >> committed to ensuring that our independent investigation b
,000. they are still without power. and much need air-conditioning. most of the people are in baltimore city and in baltimore county. they are the biggest numbers without the power this morning. >>> our outage in d.c. left some riders hiking. take a look at the i video coming in. the green line train lost power monday after waiting in a hot car for another train to come rescue them for about 30 minutes the driver told passengers the rescue train lost power too. that's when people got out of the cars and started walking in the 90-degree heat. the passengers walking to the college park station and people there were concerned that the pregnant and elderly passengers they may be at risk but everyone arrived safely hat college park station. >>> meanwhile in joplin and tuscaloosa some of them are getting new homes. nine homes will be unveiled tomorrow and five in joplin, missouri and four in tuscaloosa, alabama. you'll recall both of those cities affected by major tornadoes last year. >>> news around the nation at least three florida lifeguards are now looking for new jobs after rescuing a drownin
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: nine heat related deaths now reported in maryland, five in baltimore city, two in montgomery county, and friday a new gas reported in baltimore county. >> it's somebody's family member and you know that's why we tell people to prepare and we tell people to check on each other. >> reporter: that's just what the city is doing, volunteers going door to door in powerless neighborhoods. another emergency command center now set up at the northern community action center. the african american festival set to begin on saturday, forecasted to be the hottest day of the week. now organizers are taking added precautions. >> i don't think it's ever been this hot for this event. >> reporter: special air- conditioned tents have been brought in. >> we have missing tents throughout the festival and the mta is bringing in cooling buses. >> reporter: with more than half a million people expected, extra ems units will be on scene and roaming the clouds to keep an eye out for anyone who might be overheating. >> reporter: workers setting up for the big event know just how hot it is. >> it's draws the hea
at the updated numbers. baltimore county still has it the worst with nearly 20,000 out. baltimore city, howard county and anne arundel county are also hit hard. in total, about 44,000 bge customers are without power right now. >> well, here's more frustrating news for those in the dark. this heat is growing more intense. emergency rooms are starting to fill up with patients who are dehydrated or worse. monique griego has late word on moredeaths linked to this receipt heat wave. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple-digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city, try to refuel, create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. hot and sweaty is not a good feeling. >> on the way to keep cool. umbrella, fans and water. >> reporter: but when it's in hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable. it can be dangerous. >> we definitely see
at the cool center in baltimore city -- call center in baltimore, right now, at a 95% success rate and more crews coming into to help. joining me right now laquisha has been here 13 days. >> 7 straight days for the storm anxiousing phone calls. >> -- answering phone calls. >> reporter: how has ha been for you, taking the calls, i'm sure the frustration is taxing on you. >> we have to be empathetic and i lost my power so i can understand how they feel. >> reporter: when you're relate to go a customer is something you might tell them because the human element of what you're trying to do, but you're saying i'm in the same boat you are. >> that's the first thing i advise them, i'm out of my power as well, and they understand i'm in the same boat they are. >> reporter: are have you had a caller who was especially polite. >> we've will people call in and say hey, thank you, i see you guys are working this one lady didn't have the power on and she wanted to thank us for the hard work we've done. >> reporter: to the other side of the coin, have you had people who are unusual unhappy,. >> of course.
so, abc2 news. >>> 5:31 right now. search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. however officials from the union have already come up with a blue print for improving the department. they have come up with a plan to help cut crime and taxes. union leaders say the recent success in cutting vie will not crime could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance its recruits and benefits. >> if you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who've got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> the union has called on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. the fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those in other cities. >>> well, alcohol may have played a role in a deadly wrong way crash on97. one of them was kelley whitt. she was driving southbound in the northbound lane at ben field road. that shows there was a blood alcohol
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. >> reporter: most of the deaths have have been in baltimore city. older men, with heart problems. but no one is immune. >> people may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> heat is a big problem. try to take the dog out. and the pavement gets really hot. try to keep really short walks. >> reporter: some are enjoying being outside in the hazy sunshine. >> to me, laying out in the sun is ther putic. and -- therapeutic and clears my mind and thoughts. when you can't afford tanning, you improvise. >> i saw the temperature tomorrow. and i thought, how far away can i get if i start driving now? [ laughter ] >> reporter: and the state has activated its emergency heat plan. right now, there is an emergency meeting of the city council to discuss the response to this heat wave. reporting live in hampden, mike hellgren, week eyewitness news. >> mike -- wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. bge and thousands of out-of- town crews continue to work to get people b
of which have been in baltimore city. and that danger is why doctors are telling people to stay out of the sun or find a cool place to cool off. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city. try to refuel. create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. because it's so hot and sweaty. and it's just the noad -- not a good feeling. >> keeping cool with umbrella, water. >> reporter: but when it's this hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous. >> we definitely see a lot more people coming in who are dehydrated. they're not anticipating it. >> reporter: dr. michael witting works in the e.r.a. the -- e.r., the maryland medical center. he says people come in dehydrated, confused and weak. but it can get worse. >> the heat has been blamed for eight deaths in
them the unions representing baltimore city fire fighters bbss could geta two percent r raise. chief james clack earns 161- thousand dollarsa year.but payor stephanierawlings- blake...wants to give him a raise ofmore than three strong recordwhich includes a drop in thenumber of fire fatalities. but union leaders...ssythat's unfair. (campbell) "we were told to live with zero percent, i don't have a rrblem with that if everyone's going to feel the pain, everybody eels the pain i don't have an issue with it, and as far as iim concerned, the chief of the turn the raiss down and say if my folks get a raise, i'm not going to accept raise." raise."the board of estimates plans to vvte on the raisefor chief clack tomorrow. there are predictions tonight that it'll be another losing year for the baltimore grand pr. prix.... last year's race was a hit with ans... but racked up more than 12 million dollarss in debt.the new organizers, race on, say they expect to lose money this year... buu they're promisinn to pay the bills.tickets went on sale in may... but the group is still struggling to
. meghan mccorkell has the latest on the growing health concerns. >> good morning. baltimore city officials have now extended a state of emergency for another week as the heat continues to bear down on the city. >> the blazing hot sun taking its toll. >> incredibly shot. >> i have no energy. >> turn ing deadly. >> these temperatures are dangerous. >> nine heat related deaths now reported in maryland, five in baltimore city, two in montgomery county, one in wycomico and friday a new one in baltimore county. >> it's somebody's family member. that's why we tell people to prepare and check on each other. >> that's just what the city is doing. volunteers going door to door in powerless neighborhoods. another emergency command center now set up at the northern community action center. the african american festival is set to begin on saturday, forecasted to be the hottest day of the week. now organizers are are -- are are taking added pre-- are taking added precaution. >> we have missing tents. they're bring ing in cooling buses. >> with more than half a million people expected, extra ems units
than 13,000 homes without it. there are seven thousand customers out in baltimore city and more than 1,000 in howard county and also ann arundel county. wjz 13 is always on for you with the latest first warning weather forecast and you live look at the radar when you need to, go to wjz.com. >>> the economy did add more jobs but not as many as was hoped or enough to make a dent in the unemployment rate. mrosz -- >> employers continued hiring in june but slowly. the economy added 80,000 new jobs, less than unexpected. the over all unemployment rate remained at 8.2%. diane was laid off from the theater industry and went on more than 100 interviews. >> when you're doing everything right and still not getting a job it makes you more fruted. you fish -- frustrated. you wish you knew there was something you could change. >> the economy has gained an average of 150,000 jobs a month. that's down from last year and a sign the labor market is using seam. >> manufacturing added 11,000, the 9th straight month of gains. health care and financial services increased hiring. president obama commented f
awareness one step at a time. >> reporter: baltimore city fire department in conjunction with the national fallen firefighters foundation held a memorial stair climb to fdñhonor the sacrifices made by men and women whose lives were claimed on september 11th. >> i'm retired from the fdny. i lost a lot of family, fdny members in the trade center. the men and women who are behind us right now, they are remembering them. for me as well as all the family members who lost loves ones. >> reporter: hundreds of firefighters came to support the nonprofit fallen firefighters fund like battalion chief paramedic angel from prince george's county. she and the boys are climbing the stairs to honor some of the fallen heroes. it's for richard allen, on ladder 15. it's a great cause to raise money for the families of the fallen firefighters. >> reporter: this large family of firefighters will climb seven flights to equal the 110 flights, the same number as the world trade center towers. this climb is a time to remember and pay tribute to those 340 members of the fire department. >> to remember the sacrific
up with july 4th fireworks. after last year's outbreak of violence, baltimore city police say they have a new plan to keep the peace. a perimeter fence and bike rack also circle the inner harbor in an effort to control the crowd. police will watch the visitors with cameras also they will watch by helicopter. >> we wish people were adult and would conduct themselves the right way. but when they don't, we will do our jobs. >> police expect more than 200 you to people to flood the inner harbor for the fireworks show and ten times the size of the new year's eve crowd. >>> coming up this morning at a 5:45, we will talk to livefireworks experts. they will tell us about safety tips and what's legal and illegal in the state of maryland and demonstrate how to use fireworks in a safe manner. stick around for that. once again coming up at 5:45. >>> when severe weather strikes, everyone comes in to help out. >> stay with us this morning. people in parts of florida are getting assistance in the aftermath of tropical storm debby from an unlikely place. >> why hundreds are lining upoutside s
, southbound lanes of route 10, 695, if you are traveling on interstate 97, no delays up towards 695, baltimore city, house fire continues to shutdown northlinwood at fayette street. use lakewood as your alternate route. one person hospitalized with smoke inhalation. if you are beltway bound, this is old court road. traffic picking up on the outer loop, a 13 minute ride from 795 towards 95. this is oberly, traffic picking up in this vicinity. also 13 minutes from the outer loop towards 83. inner loop, moving pretty slowly as you make the push towards 95. >>> today 54-inch water main will be checked, dpw crews want to prevent the potential of a problem. linda so is live with how this pipe could be affecting you. >> reporter: we are here on lyndon in arbutus, a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on today. you could lose your water for up to an hour as workers are testing the water main. this is wilkins avenue to the north, 195 west, 895 south, west of cherry hill and carol to the east. workers will be cutting off water to check problems with the main in southwest baltimore. even
big problems for bge...right now... mooe than 65-thousand people are without power in baltimore county...baltimore city still has more than &p50-thousand people in the dark......and anne arundel county still has more than 30-thousand people who need electricity. meanwhile, governor martin o'malley is pushing for more ppogrrss. utility companies predict that 90-percent of homes will have power by friday.... and the governor's says that's not good enough. he gave reporters n update on the emergency response his afternoon. "iq: soo no i'm not satisfied... oq: without the three or four ays of hurricane wwrning." 3 that brings us to our question of the day.are you satisfied with the emergency response to the ssvere thunderstorms? a lot of unhappy people sounning off on our facebook page toniiht .... you can dot com slash foxbaltimore. meanwhill, area hotels areonce again packed tonight...with folks seeking refuge. refuge. and hotels thatare "pet friendly"...areextremely popular.the lowes annapolis hotel has been cateringto local residents...as wellas their pets. and the guests are grateful. (leude
on fox.a disabled woman is suiig baltimore city community college for discrimination ... after she says a teacher called her stupi! stupid!carla dilone says she was constantly hhmiliated by her former teachers at b-c-c-c. but now she's takinn the college to school on a 10- million dollar discrimination lawsuit... and so far... she's winning!she was diagnosed with mulptiple sclerosis back in 2001...and in 2006, she enrolled in school.but now she's claiming the teachers ignored her disability needs... and even insulted her dilone filed complaints with the college... but says they went ignored. 19:15 i had to endure in front of the class her calling me stupid, telling me i'm too stupid to be in college, disability students have no business going to college 24 24last month, the court entered a "judgment by defaultt in dilone's favor ... because the school failed to respond in time. the school doesn't comment on pending litigation. the next hearing is scheduled for august 10th. shocking video.. .of a little girl fighting off her attacker in philadelphia. philadelphia.juss moments before...
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thousand of them are n baltimore county... ...and about 20 thousand are in baltimore city.b-g-e as restored power to neerly 690-thousand people who loss power uring the stoom ...and its these last power problems hat may be most difficult to fix. thousands of field aad support forces..... some coming rom as far as quebec... are aggressively working to restore service to those still daak.... karen parks is live at the -g-e staging area where some of those crrws are pust coming in after a long day at work......karen? karen? there are crews here ffom canada....georgia..... flooiiaajust to name a restoring ppwer o the nearly 40 thousand still in the dark... dark.... 3 its truly a team ffort... more than four thousand bge....contract and out off staae ield and support forces will contiiue to work around the clock unttl each and everyy ccews got hhre sunday..... and all describe the restoration to be difficult......one worker frro mississippi compares it to thh restoratioo efforts afterrhurricane katrina. &p (31:09) in mississippi we had total devvstation of just ab
was seriously injured. >> baltimore city fire chief is brining a new social media policy in response to what the department could use as inappropriate tweets by some union members. >> some city firefighters upset over the latest contract offer, fire station clones, and that the chief and command staff all got raises are setting off -- are letting off steam on social media. the chief of looking into a social media policy. kevin cartwright issued a statement that says in part of the cote powerball is not to silence the voice of the membership. it is simply to provide guidelines to voice their concerns. we want union members to express themselves in a productive way. >> there are certain constraints among public employees that are perfectly legal. you can be put in jail. if you criticize your employer, it does not mean that your employer cannot fire you. >> some of the tweets we found were strong. fire local 74 president says that he will tell his members to follow the vice of the u.s. attorney. >> if you want to say something on your twitter count, freedom of speech. the department does not fe
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